Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science promotes scholarly research in the historiography of science and chronicles its history and criticism. Although historiography of science is a sub-discipline of History, we construe this subject broadly to include analysis of the historiography of science produced by history of science, philosophy of science and related disciplines. By focusing its analysis on the different historical, social and epistemological implications of science, historiography of science is a transversal knowledge with respect to the production of science, hence the name of this journal. In order to accomplish its purpose, Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science discusses historical, theoretical, conceptual and methodological aspects of the different themes, works and authors present in this tradition, as well as the new approaches in the recent historiography of science.

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science publishes:

1) Open topic articles 
2) Issue-specific topics (dossiers)
3) Book reviews
4) Interviews

Open topic articles may deal with a variety of themes in historiography of science as long as they are within the scope of the journal. All papers must be results of original research. Papers previously published are not eligible for submission, and will not be considered. 

The Editors-in-chief and the Editorial Committee organizes Dossiers in specific themes with open call for paper. 

Book reviews are expected to consider books in the historiography of science first and foremost.

 

Section Policies

From the Editors

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Dossiers (Issue-specific topics)

Dossiers in specific themes with open call for paper.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Interviews

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Book reviews are expected to consider books in the historiography of science first and foremost.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Obituary

Editors
  • Mauro Condé
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Open topic articles, Dossiers and Book reviews are analyzed in a double-blinded system with two or more referees who decide whether the paper should be accepted or not, as well as suggest revisions.

All manuscripts should be sent through the on line submission system.

There  is no fee for article submission and article processing.

In addition to English articles, Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science accepts articles in Portuguese, Spanish and French for evaluation, but after approval for publication the author should send the final version in English. If the author is not a native English speaker, the English version should be accompanied by a revision certificate provided by a translation service.

Some specific dossiers can present a different system requiring all the process in English but, in this case, it will start with a proposal of paper in only two pages.  

 

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Frequency

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science is a semiannual online journal. (issues in June and December).